SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2012 – The Summer Olympics feature water sports such as rowing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
In rowing, athletes can compete singly, in pairs or in groups of four or eight.
Sailing vessels include dinghies, keelboats, skiffs and windsurfers.
Kayaking and canoeing both include sprints and slaloms. In the slaloms and the kayak sprint, athletes race sitting down, but in the canoe sprint, they kneel on one leg.
Below find the links to the full schedules for the water sports in the 2012 Games, the history of medals awarded for each sport, and the dates and times of the gold medal contests for each sport.
ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN (U.S.) TIME
July 31, 10:06 a.m.: Whitewater: Men’s C-1
August 1, 10:15 a.m.: Whitewater: Men’s K-1
August 2, 10:15 and 10:57 a.m. Whitewater: Men’s C-2, Whitewater: Women’s K-1
August 8, 4:30 – 6 a.m. Flatwater: Men’s K-1 1000 meters: Men’s C-1 1000 meters; Men’s K-2 1000 meters; Women’s K-4 500 meters
August 9, 4:30 – 6 a.m. Flatwater: Men’s C-2 1000 meters; Men’s K-4 1000 meters; Women’s K-1 500 meters; Women’s K-2 500 meters
August 11, 4:30 – 6:45 a.m.: Flatwater: Men’s K-1 200 meters; Men’s C-1 200 meters; Women’s K-1 200 meters; Men’s K-2 200 meters
August 1, 5:10 a.m. Womens’ pair final, womens’ quadruple sculls final, mens’ eight final
August 2, 4:50 a.m. Mens’ double sculls final, mens’ lightweight four final; 7:30 a.m., womens’ eight final
August 3, 9:30 a.m. Mens’ single scull, mens’ quadruple scull, mens’ pair, womens’ double scull
August 4, 9:30 a.m. womens’ single scull, mens’ lightweight double sculls, womens’ lightweight double sculls, and mens’ four
August 5, 8 a.m. Mens’ star medal race: 9 a.m., Mens’ finn medal race
August 6, 8 a.m.: Womens’ laser radial medal race; 9 a.m., mens’ laser medal race
August 7, 8 a.m.: Men’s RS-X - Medal Race; 9 a.m., women’s RS-X medal race
August 8, 8 a.m.: Men’s 49er - Medal Race
August 9, 8 a.m.: Men’s 470 - Medal Race
August 10, 8 a.m.: Women’s 470 - Medal Race
August 11, 7 a.m.: Women’s Elliott 6m - Gold Match
Live Olympics event schedules: archery, boxing, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling
Live Olympic event schedules for team sports: basketball, volleyball, soccer, water polo, field hockey
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